Flash my rack..!

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Miguel Sanchez, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. Miguel Sanchez

    Miguel Sanchez VD #97

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    Building a small rack for a friend's 605 ATK - TIG-welded 1/2" DOM tube and a little quality tube bender time. Gonna add a few loops for straps and a nut-serted plate for Rotopax attachment, then slather a coat of silver Hammerite on it this weekend. :1drink

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  2. oldmonkeybut

    oldmonkeybut Digital Emigrant

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    Whats under that fender to hold things up?
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  3. Miguel Sanchez

    Miguel Sanchez VD #97

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    It's got an aluminum sub-frame dealio that runs forward to the bolts on the side that hold the rear of the seat down. It ain't as good as a Honda, but it's pretty rigid. That said, I bet we could break it!:lol3

    This dude ain't a camper, just lookin' fer a way to haul a small tailbag or a gallon of gas. I told him side racks were highly recommended, but I think he's gonna go with a GL or equiv for the rest.
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  4. peterman

    peterman cop magnet

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    if you like the small ones!
    looks kinda gay,,
    but then, that;ll fit for the gay bike application involved I suppoze.
    tubing without a declaration of wall thickness may as well be 1/2 inch solid.
    Specify!,,paper thin? or 1/4" hole?
    homemade bender or big vice and hammer?




    looks pretty good for a big game hunter's effort! :clap

    too bad yer not as pretty as yer welds,,yff!
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  5. Road Rash

    Road Rash Infamous

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    Ya got me all excited......................I want my 20 seconds back :1drink
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  6. Miguel Sanchez

    Miguel Sanchez VD #97

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    Prolly the best 20 seconds you've had in a long time, unless yer all alone..! :lol3


    Hi Rashy!!
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  7. Miguel Sanchez

    Miguel Sanchez VD #97

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    0.065" wall. Homemade bender - two rolls with a 1/4" rad groove turned on my lathe, one 4" dia and one 2" dia. Used a piece of 1" keystock and two 1/2" dowel pins to make a link that rolls one around the other. Clamped the 4" one solid with a T-nut to the table on my mill and used an old rifle barrel (:evil) as a lever to roll the other one around it. Threw away about 4' of tube learning all about bend allowances, but kinda got it figgered after a bit.

    You KNOW you can weld circles around me with one tooth tied behind yer back, so don't even start on that. Thanks for the complement tho, it means a lot coming from you - seriously.

    Just got outta the hot tub, poured another glass of apple pie, and headed to watch Oregon Field Guide :clap
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  8. deej

    deej Deej (Deric)

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    Nice job! :clap
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  9. Dansrc51

    Dansrc51 I need a cape....

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    Looks good.
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  10. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    "gay bike"? ATK? ever rode one? :ear didnt think so. :rofl
    nice rack BTW, you could of sold a shit load in the day :1drink

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  11. peterman

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    Hell, I even know what ATK stands for!
    ,,first rode one in 1981 or '82.
    have ridden others since. They are okay, if you like to constantly fiddle with electrical foibles.
    I even rode an old Yankee 500 once, but you were probably still in kindergarten.
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  12. peterman

    peterman cop magnet

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    all kidding aside, I think it looks great! Paint it red!
    done the bend allowance for sheet metal calculations, and they work out pretty close for tubing or solid round stock, but trial and error will give you a faster clue to repeating the same bend accurately. If you have multiple bends to make, and at varying angles,,keeping everything on the same flat or vertical plane is the hardest part,IMO. Good thing it all bends easily,,to allow for corrections.
    I have started at one end, and have started in the center of the radius and workd out in both directions,,that's a good way to scrap a lot of tubing,:lol3
    For small repetitious bits, a fixture of plywood works well, with bending points where you need them.
    A small conduit bender works for little projects too.
    Good job Miguel!:clap
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  13. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    Dave Mangunast ( sp?) old shop museum in St Louis has a Yankee ( major cool stuff) , kindergarten? heh :1drink back then I was drooling for a 125 Sherpa S, probably good thing I never got one as it would of made even more poor. Dave shop is possible one of the coolest bike museums one earth, heavy on dirt, plenty of cool shit, smells like a shop, like Deweys or Budshots ( sp up on ol' 99 ) . I'll post some pics sometime of dave's
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  14. smilin jack

    smilin jack Grandpa Adventurer

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    Some photos of the DIY bender would help some of us to get started on our racks etc. Saddle bag style tube frames to drop in a box of beer or a lawn mower fuel jug is what we had in mind. Think bicycle wire baskets but heavier.

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    This is an ATV fuel can rack found on the web.

    A nice "how to" thread would be great!

    Dave
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  15. Miguel Sanchez

    Miguel Sanchez VD #97

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    I wanted to paint it red, to match the goofy one-sided frame. Customer wanted silver though...

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  16. peterman

    peterman cop magnet

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    See!
    toldya it was gay,,SILVER??,,black,,maybe,,but NOT SILVER!,,so there hiwaychile!
    red would match the blood that those bikes unleash!
    The one I rode was almost brand new, but had already been biffed,,it bit me too!:lol3 and it wasn't 82,,it was more like 86,87, if my 2 brain cells are correct,,the memory part is the first to go ya know!:1drink
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  17. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    obviously the dude was special op's, and wanted to keep a low profile, ( silver blends with his "swing arm", and think about that for a min...:evil) this being the top pick stealth weapon of course.:1drink

    good thing its memory the first to go, I mean the other stuff or thing I can still use :1drink

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  18. Donkey Hotey

    Donkey Hotey De Jo Momma

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    I hate to break this to you but, that fender is the same mold as the 1990s KTMs. The rack from the mid-late 90s LC4 models looks almost exactly like what you built and bolts right up. They even come painted...in black or hammertone silver. :lol3

    Nice job, though. If what you built looks like what a factory would supply, you done well. :thumb
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  19. Miguel Sanchez

    Miguel Sanchez VD #97

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    No worries, I have a long history of spending hours/days/weeks building shit you can buy for cheap. Like this Dana 44 upper ball joint sleeve tool I made yesterday - you can buy them for $15 or even borrow 'em from Schucks for free - but for the low low price of 1 hour's free labor, I made it myself..!

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    It's just more gratifying to make shit yourself!


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    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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